Photography is a bit of a family tradition. An album of my Grandpa’s photos, taken during service in the Second World War, is a most treasured heirloom. Pa had his mitts all over cameras when he was younger. Now, thanks to how accessible photography is in the digital era, I’ve been able to go a bit further with it and take it seriously.
Like most photographers, I’ve been using cameras all my life. Around the age of 16, I used money earned working at a shop on the weekends to buy my own digital compact. I used and overused this to death, terrorising my friends in the evenings, at parties and even at school.
Since then I’ve been lucky to work with a number of really great mentors including commercial photographer Steve Thornton who have provided invaluable knowledge and advice. Steve leant me his studio lights on a number of occasions, allowing me to start working for theatrical societies at university. I eventually bought my own set and have continued to provide headshots, rehearsal shots and production stills these past three years.
As well as vesting importance in sharpness and the technical precision when creating an image, my style is strongly influenced by documentary work. I love being able to tell a story inside an image. I started taking photos in the first place in order to preserve memories for the future, and that’s the basis on which I operate for every assignment.
Royal Holloway Univ of London - Press/Event/Portraiture
University of Sussex (for Breeze Photographic) - Event Photography
The Founder (RHUL Newspaper) - Press/Portraiture/Design
Drama Society - Theatre/Portraiture/Promo/Design
RHUL RAG - Theatre/Portraiture/Promo
The Student Workshop, RHUL - Portraiture
Musical Theatre Society - Theatre/Portraiture/Promo/Design
German Society - Theatre/Portraiture/Promo
Royal Holloway Entrepreneurs - Event Photography
Dance Society - Promo/Portraiture
Royal Holloway’s Orchestral Players - Event Photography